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Old 02-24-2010, 09:00 AM
mommyof4boys mommyof4boys is offline
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I need some ideas on what to do for activity night with the Young Women in our ward. We've gone bowling, done our basketball, gone to SLC for a few different things. I'm out of ideas & need to plan for next Tuesday. Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:35 AM
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We've done movie nights (usually a church movie of some sort with popcorn), personal progress night, service for other's in the ward, helping at the food pantry, going and seeing a play at the local High School (which in my area they are starting in March), volley ball or any sports. That's all I can think of right now, if I can remember more I'll post again.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:39 AM
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Default 30+ no-cost personal progress activity ideas

I created this list with the help of my sister:



FAITH:

Value Experience #3 - Bring a bunch of friends/new eras or raid the church library and use them to help the YW prepare a FHE lesson outline on how faith helps to live gospel principles such as prayer, tithing, fasting, repentance, or keeping the Sabbath day holy. Have YW bring their journals to write about the personal experiences (that they may also choose to share as part of the FHE lesson).

Value Experience #6 - Have the girls create a picture of the plan of salvation while a leader reads the scriptures included.

VE #7 - Have the girls bring a jar or box. Decorate a "tithing jar/box" using materials in the YW closet. Read scriptures/discuss tithing. Have them also bring their journals to write about paying tithing.

Value Project (Faith):

*Have Family History Specialist come and teach the girls about doing family history.

*Spend an evening working on short stories, poems etc. about faith in Jesus Christ.

*Plant an herb garden using left over pots. Small cost for potting soil/seeds.


DIVINE NATURE:

VE #3 - Write notes to a family member and make a list of ways you can treat them better.

VE #7 - Teach about peacemakers. Have a scripture search together looking for individuals/stories in the scriptures that are peacemakers.

VP -

*Teach sewing repair skills - i.e. hemming pants/skirts, sewing on buttons, etc.

*Teach how to paint walls in a home and paint someone's room for a service.


INDIVIDUAL WORTH:

VE #1 - Watch Jonny Lingo; discuss; read the scriptures and have girls write in their journals about how Heavenly Father loves them.

VE #3 - Have a paper with each girl's name. Pass it around and have each girl write a short note about something this girl does/is. Then they fold it up and pass it to the next person. Let the girls have their own papers, discuss how they feel. Read the scriptures with this value experience together. Then discuss applying this for the next two weeks. They can write additional letters to friends/ teachers/ etc. to pre-prepare for this.

VE#4 - Prepare/rehearse a musical number for church.

VE #5 - Perhaps with Family History Specialist's help - have each girl make a pedigree sheet with current information.

VE #6 - Have a presentation by the Stake Patriarch on patriarchal blessings.

VE #7 - see VE #3.

VP -

*Have a scrapbooking night. Have the girl's condense their important information into a personal history which they include in their books.


KNOWLEDGE:

VE #2 - Have a budgeting, time management, or cooking class

VE #3 - Teach the girls how to conduct a hymn correctly.

VE #5 - Have a job fair with rotations of individuals with a variety of different jobs.

VE #6 - Go to a free concert/play together.

VE #7 - Invite a storyteller to come and teach the girls about story telling.

Value Project:

*Over several months, have a sister come and teach the girls how to can and preserve food.


CHOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

VE #7 - Have someone come and teach a class on money management and budgetting.

VP -

*Teach basic clothing alteration/sewing skills.

*Have them work together to plan an appropriate youth dance.


GOOD WORKS:

VE #2 - Teach about and help the girls to make a menu plan, including shopping lists and recipes.

VE #4 - Help the girls to prepare a FHE lessons - including visual aids and activities.

VE #6 - Any service project would work here.

VP -

*Help the girls compile and recipe book/cards to take to college with them.

*Have Family History Specialist help the girls find names for the temple.

*Have a CPR class

*Humanitarian project


INTEGRITY:

VE #4 - Have the girls compile lists by interviewing the YW leaders about their feeling about integrity. Could be a panel or Q/A with sisters from the ward invited.


VIRTUE:

VE #3 - Make this list of questions and answers together.




Other Personal Progress Ideas - http://www.sugardoodle.info/joomla/i...d=125&Itemid=5
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:44 AM
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Our Young women have

-made ice cream sculptures with their clean hands (cold but fun) and ate them afterwards:-)

-Had a menu planning night everyone brought cookbooks and shared their favorite HEALTHY snack along with a couple of their favorite recipes
for dinner. There is a personal progress goal for this. I think they have to plan and prepare meals for their family for so long.

-We played Where's Waldo at the mall (leaders pretended to 'shop' in stores). We did get mall permission for this. Each leader had a scripture reference with a key word in it. You unscrambled the key words to get a message afterwards at the church or on the way home.

-Go bowling but instead of the usual way take a bag of M&M's and each time a person goes up to bowl they pick an M&M and have to bowl a certain way for each color. I.e. Between the legs for green, backwards for brown etc...

- recently attended the temple visitors center and took pictures outside of each girl. Then one night they put the pictures to music and had a recently married couple come and talk about how important the temple was to their marriage.

-We passed off the virtue Personal Progress one night. We split up in groups and discussed a couple of scriptures in a circle. Most of virtue is reading and discussion so this worked really well!

-We are having a spa night next week.

- Beehives did a babysitting First Aid (it was different than the regular camp first aid they get every year.

- Teach the girls how to comparison shop and coupon! :-) This could be really valuable for laurels before they leave home!

Just a few ideas. I will post more when I remember.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:19 AM
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I remember when i went to young womens I was always really bored...we did activities like serving dinner to the young men, sewing, a lot of really house wifey things. (no offense meant) I was always very jealous because the young men were doing cliff rappelling, fly fishing, kayaking, really fun out door stuff.

So i would suggest sledding, ice skating, etc.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:43 AM
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I've always thought that if they aren't doing something well planned and meaningful my daughter might as well stay home. I have plenty of things that we can do at home that would be better for her to do. Not that having fun isn't a good thing once in a while but not every week.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:52 AM
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The young women are supposed to be involved in planning the activities. What do they want to do? If you involve then in the process, they are more likely to come and have fun.

I think too many times we feel like we have to keep the youth of today entertained with big events and then we are always trying to outdo the last activity.

Keep it simple and let them interact with each other.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:13 AM
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I've always thought that if they aren't doing something well planned and meaningful my daughter might as well stay home. I have plenty of things that we can do at home that would be better for her to do. Not that having fun isn't a good thing once in a while but not every week.
Really --- it is parents like this that make it hard. YW should be an activity that they attend every week, regardless of what it is. So do you go to church every Sunday or do you check the lesson schedule to see if it will be a meaningful lesson? Sorry == I know that wasn't appropriate but we are struggling to get girls to come every week. We had 5 girls out of 25 show up to push wheel chairs at the Developmental Center. I honestly think that is very meaningful -- to the youth and the people they are serving. A lot of the parents had this same attitude.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:20 AM
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The young women are supposed to be involved in planning the activities. What do they want to do? If you involve then in the process, they are more likely to come and have fun.

I think too many times we feel like we have to keep the youth of today entertained with big events and then we are always trying to outdo the last activity.

Keep it simple and let them interact with each other.
Ditto. My girls take a big part in planning. We just recently had a planning meeting and they made a big list of things they wanted to do. Then, I made them go through the list and determine the purpose of the activity. This helped them to see that we are not meeting during the week just to have fun....there has to be a purpose or there's no point in doing the activity. Once in a while we plan something just for fun, but even that can fulfill the purpose of building class unity.

It is NOT my job to entertain the YW once a week. I really resent it when parents let their girls stay home because an activity doesn't sound like "fun". My job is to help the girls learn the skills and qualities that they will need to "be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation". Do I try to make it fun? Absolutely! But my motto is "Fun is an attitude, not an activity". If I don't have the support of the parents, then my calling can be really frustrating and unfulfilling.

Back to the OP question....we do personal progress as a class once a month. I have the Beehives, and they are struggling to catch the vision of PP. They come in so excited, do too much at once, and then burn out. So, we try to choose one value experience a month that we can complete (or almost complete) as a class. It helps the girls to see that it's not hard, it doesn't usually take a lot of time, and can actually be fun.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:21 AM
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Its getting the time of year for prom and spring dances where the girls have to get a dress to go to the dance. Why not have a night where you have someone come and donate their time and show how to do different hair styles, makeup, fingernails or such. We always did this with the junior girls and then had them bring their dresses and then we would take a couple of group pictures with them after their hair, nails, and makeup was done. You could do this with all of the girls and it was so fun when we did it!
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